What to do and see in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos: The Best Places and Tips

January 26, 2018 Florencio Paulino

The most populated of the Turks and Caicos islands, Providenciales is one of the world’s top beach destinations. The diving and snorkeling is as convenient as it is stunning, thanks to miles of coral reef that’s easily accessible from the shore. The upscale resorts and captivating beachscapes of Grace Bay make it a popular choice for waterfront escapes. The cliffs and crags of Chalk Sound make a lovely backdrop for kayaking the bright turquoise waters.
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1. Grace Bay

Providenciales
Excellent
89%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 6 reviews

Grace Bay

A perennial Travelers' Choice Beaches winner, Grace Bay is famous for its long stretch of soft white sand and beautiful blue water.

Reviewed By KCNY2000 - New York

One of the most beautiful Beaches we have ever seen. This beach has shades of blue and green which are just a feast for the eyes. The water is generally gentle making swimming easy. The easy slope makes wading into the ocean a delight. Just watching the waves lap upon the beach is just so serene. Watching the sunrise and the sunset was an experience beyond description.

2. Grace Bay Beach

Grace Bay Road, TKCA 1ZZ, Providenciales
Excellent
91%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 118 reviews

Grace Bay Beach

Reviewed By 462David - Boston, Massachusetts

This beach is nowhere close to the best one in the Turks and Caicos, let alone the world. Yes, the beach is pretty. The water is shallow and the sand feels really nice, but it is hard to escape resort-land. If you want a peaceful, isolated beach, find one of the many other nice locations. It is, however, still a really nice beach.
Keep your eyes on the inland part of the beach and you might see osprey.

3. Half Moon Bay

Providenciales
Excellent
91%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 152 reviews

Half Moon Bay

Luxury beach

Reviewed By Ed A - Cambridge, Massachusetts

Half Moon Bay is one of the most beautiful places on earth! The scenery is stunning, the water is warm and calm, and it is so serene. We took the half day cruise with Caicos Dream Cruises.

4. Leeward Beach

Leeward, TKCA 1ZZ, Providenciales +1 649-348-5558
Excellent
82%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 368 reviews

Leeward Beach

Reviewed By AdvicePro - Florida

We followed our GPS which first took us down a dirt road that ended at a fence. The “turn here”would have been into the wall of a private house. So we got back on the main road. We did pass through the big pillars on...MoreAll Beaches are required by law to have an access. No Beaches are private, only homes. However there are different parts of Leeward where you can access the beach. Leeward beach is also next to Sunset villas aka sunset beach.

5. Taylor Bay Beach

Ocean Point Drive, TKCA 1ZZ, Providenciales
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Taylor Bay Beach

Reviewed By cubata - Ontario, Canada

My husband and I simply love this place. It's a small beach south of the island which was closed to the public for a short time however an agreement was reached with the owner and the government and the gate has now been removed for public access. Thank you to all who made this happen. The water is extremely calm and you can walk out quite a distance. There is very little shade therefore go early or bring a beach umbrella. Please remember... only leave footprints.

6. Chalk Sound

Chalk Sound Drive, TKCA 1ZZ, Providenciales
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Chalk Sound

A beautiful lagoon made up of brilliant blues and rocky cliffs.

Reviewed By StRaymond - New Canaan

The sound is pretty, but the review saying its hard to get a good look at is right....its big, so you gotta ask yourself how far you're gonna kayak??? Las Brisas is still suffering from storm damage, but it is nice to help them out as they recover....my rec: enjoy the sights in the car, then park and go across the street to the beautiful Sapodilla bay beach.

7. Sapodilla Bay

Chalk Sound Drive, TKCA 1ZZ, Providenciales +1 649-348-5558
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Sapodilla Bay

Soft white Beaches and clear blue waters make this bay a popular tourist destination.

Reviewed By Tom Q - Fair Haven, New Jersey

It's tricky to find, and parking is tricky, but once you get there it's really worth it. The water stretches for miles, and you can wade forever, so it's perfect for kids. The beach itself is quite narrow, so on a busy day it can be a little crowded. Get there early to guarantee parking and a good spot on the beach.

8. Princess Alexandra National Park

Providenciales
Excellent
67%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 297 reviews

Princess Alexandra National Park

Thirteen miles of undeveloped, protected beach, part of an effort to preserve the natural beauty of the Islands.

Reviewed By flgrays - Lakeland, Florida

A gorgeous beach. It was after Hurricane Irma so there was water and downed trees and a displaced boat. Despite this, you could still see the beauty of the park.

9. Long Bay Beach

Long Bay Beach Drive, TKCA 1ZZ, Providenciales
Excellent
61%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 550 reviews

Long Bay Beach

Reviewed By kiwizoe - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

It's a little challenging to find the public entrance to the beach but once we did it was really beautiful. Big conch shells all over the beach and you can take them it you want. We were lucky to see the kite surfers since it was super windy the day we were there. We had the beach to ourselves! Definitely worth taking a drive to find this gorgeous beach!

10. Little Water Cay

Providenciales +1 649-232-6282
Excellent
65%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 214 reviews

Little Water Cay

Island in the Turks and Caicos Islands, the only place in the world to see the endangered rock iguana in its natural habitat.

Reviewed By Maria L - Greenfield Park

Spectacular scene with countless boats amassing here to enjoy an outdoor party with dj's and music. The water was fabulous and the ambiance electric!! Lovely beach for just this occasion!
A must do for anyone looking to enjoy the best in life; people, beautiful water, amazing beach and a togetherness vibe!
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